Shropshire dentist 'broke wind' in front of patients

A dentist has been described as "appalling" after he allegedly broke wind, belched and swore in front of his patients at his former Shropshire practice, a hearing heard.

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A dentist has been described as "appalling" after he allegedly broke wind, belched and swore in front of his patients at his former Shropshire practice, a hearing heard.

Matthew Walton, charged with misconduct, has been accused of walking behind the dentist's chair to flick V-signs at patients he did not like at Green End Dental Practice in Whitchurch between August 2006 and December 2007.

The General Dental Council in London yesterday heard how Walton repeatedly swore while struggling with his work and demanded some patients show him their wallet before treatment.

Giving evidence, dental nurse Nicola Groom said: "If they had status, if for example a doctor came in, he was fine, he would talk normally, respectfully.

"But if someone was, just to give an example, from a council estate, his whole attitude was completely different. He would show them no respect.

Read more in today's Shropshire Star